About Us

Welcome to Ultimate Backyard, your go-to source for ebooks focused on gardening and outdoor living in Australia. Our aim is to inspire and equip you to create the best outdoor space you can. Whether it’s growing your own herbs, learning about native plants, or fixing a fence, we’ve got the digital resources you need.

We’re all about creating resources that are high-quality and value-packed while remaining approachable and easy to follow. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, we’ve got you covered. We’re committed to providing trustworthy content that engages and educates.

Our Writers

Annette Hird

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Annette Hird is a gardening expert with an Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Horticulture. She brings a wealth of experience to the table having fine-tuned her expertise in production nurseries and as the caretaker of expansive homestead gardens.

Currently, her focus is on growing edible plants and imparting her broad knowledge through in-depth articles on various gardening topics.

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Steve Kropp

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Based in Melbourne, Steve’s passion is vegetable gardening, and he’s been writing about it for almost 5 years. He also loves all things DIY and is always looking for a new project.

When not working on his own garden projects or blogging, Steve enjoys cooking meals with produce harvested from his garden and coaching his son’s footy team.


We’re excited to invite our readers to join our ever-growing community of passionate gardeners. Our newsletter offers a curated selection of articles, seasonal gardening tips, and special promotions and offers tailored for Australian gardeners.

Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and gain valuable insights to help your outdoor space flourish.

Contact Us

Got a question or a suggestion? We’re all ears.

Reach out via our contact form or shoot us an email.

Email: admin@ultimatebackyard.com.au

Ultimate Backyard
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670 Swanston Street
VIC 3053

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If you’re as passionate about gardens and outdoor living as we are, we’d love for you to join our growing network of partners who enjoy a wide range of collaboration opportunities.

By partnering with us, you’ll gain access to a diverse and engaged audience who are just as passionate about outdoor living and gardening as you are.